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Unboxing a pair of shell shoes is even better.

A pleasure I have not yet experienced, and sadly, probably won't for a while.
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Anyone, on pictures of what color the Brogue Suede looks like?

thanks.

Don't have a real life picture, but I was able to mock one up using the custom shoe maker on the AE website. If you go to the custom section on the website, you'll see Brogue Suede as a choice for some of the shoes. http://www.allenedmonds.com/aeonline/cati_Custom+Shoes_1_40000000001_-1_1_image_0_Y_128657_

I did a MacNeil. Chocolate Suede on top, Brogue Suede on bottom. It appears the Brogues is a shade darker than the Chocolate:


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Anyone, on pictures of what color the Brogue Suede looks like?


thanks.

Indoor picture under light, sorry about the quality
McGraw in Chocolate Suede and Cambridge in Brogue Suede


Thank you also!

Looks like the Brogue Amoks will be ordered. Along with $178 black Neumoras.icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif
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ps why are you still hanging out in the Allen Edmonds Appreciation Thread, MH?
Because I have appreciation for Allen Edmonds shoes. 

I don't think one has to have a full 100% appreciation for all facets of Allen Edmonds business/management, in order to participate here, or do they? Does someone want to administer some gestapo-ish litmus test to measure each poster's undivided loyalty to AE? 

No more so than some some gestapo-ish litmus test as to what what constitutes Made in the USA. foo.gif
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No more so than some some gestapo-ish litmus test as to what what constitutes Made in the USA. foo.gif

No test for that needed, we all know that they fudge that. 


Edited by mediahound - 4/17/13 at 9:11pm
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No test for that needed, we all know that they fudge that. 

 

That is a very serious charge to make against any manufacturer.

 

If you truly believe AE is fudging their "made in USA" labels, you should file a complaint with the Federal Trade Commissions.

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I don't recall for what magazine that was shot , but I do remember that it did say Black Calf Leeds.

Judging by the GQ in the bottom left corner of the pic I'd say it was shot for Home and Garden

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That is a very serious charge to make against any manufacturer.

 

If you truly believe AE is fudging their "made in USA" labels, you should file a complaint with the Federal Trade Commissions.

 

 

It sounds like they are operating under a loophole, not operating unlawfully:

 

 

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Mediahound, this is not news. They freely admit to this manufacturing and have been doing it for a while.

They have:
- Wholly made in the DR shoes: the "ae" line
- Uppers made in the DR and the rest of the shoes assembled in the US: Various shoes. They actually move production between the DR and the US depending on needs.
- Wholly made in the US shoes: shell cordovan and possibly the Independence line (not sure about the latter)

They divulge full information and are wholly upfront about this in all their materials. Yes, the shoes say "Made in the USA", but they are allowed to by law.

 

I however disagree that:

 

"They divulge full information and are wholly upfront about this in all their materials." 

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I am an Alden fan but an AE loyal. My question is what is the difference between Strand AE's and Mcallister AE's. I need a pair of WT and would like to get the best ones AE has to offer.

The McAllister is a brouged WT, the Strand is a brouged cap toe.

 

The McAllister is probably the most "classic" brouged wingtip, but the MacNeil is the flavor you need if you like the longwing.

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I wear 9D in the Park Aves, should I size one width up to a 9E for the Strands?

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I don't recall for what magazine that was shot , but I do remember that it did say Black Calf Leeds.
Judging by the GQ in the bottom left corner of the pic I'd say it was shot for Home and Garden
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Originally Posted by helius0 View Post

That is a very serious charge to make against any manufacturer.

If you truly believe AE is fudging their "made in USA" labels, you should file a complaint with the Federal Trade Commissions.
 
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Originally Posted by kmdsimpson View Post

Mediahound, this is not news. They freely admit to this manufacturing and have been doing it for a while.


They have:

- Wholly made in the DR shoes: the "ae" line

- Uppers made in the DR and the rest of the shoes assembled in the US: Various shoes. They actually move production between the DR and the US depending on needs.

- Wholly made in the US shoes: shell cordovan and possibly the Independence line (not sure about the latter)


They divulge full information and are wholly upfront about this in all their materials. Yes, the shoes say "Made in the USA", but they are allowed to by law.

I however disagree that:

"They divulge full information and are wholly upfront about this in all their materials." 

Unbelievable. You're quoting someone else's inaccurate paraphrasing as your "source"?

Why don't you go read Mr. Grangaard's response instead of continuing with your and others' bullshit. Production does NOT move back and forth between here and there.

http://www.styleforum.net/t/228354/are-all-allen-edmonds-uppers-made-in-the-dominican-republic/30_30#post_5390098
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just noticed the 2013 catalog is up

http://www.allenedmondsdigital.com/publication?i=151736

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just noticed the 2013 catalog is up
http://www.allenedmondsdigital.com/publication?i=151736

No sign of new dress boots shog[1].gif
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Unbelievable. You're quoting someone else's inaccurate paraphrasing as your "source"?

Why don't you go read Mr. Grangaard's response instead of continuing with your and others' bullshit. Production does NOT move back and forth between here and there.

http://www.styleforum.net/t/228354/are-all-allen-edmonds-uppers-made-in-the-dominican-republic/30_30#post_5390098

If you read Mr. Grangaard's reply, it is clear that production on the first part (cutting and sewing the uppers) moves back and forth. The first part is done in either the Dominican Republic or in Wisconsin. But the remaining part, after the upper is done, is done entirely in Wisconsin:
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Thanks for your feedback. We do indeed have duplicative capabilities at the beginning of the shoemaking process in Wisconsin and, since 2006, in the Dominican Republic. Both plants are 100% owned and managed closely by us, staffed by our employees. If you watch our YouTube Plant Tour video (available on our website home page), the part of the Goodyear welt process that's also done in the DR is the cutting of the upper leathers, sewing of those pieces together and "hanging" of the lining. The resulting work-in-process looks like a flattened baseball cap with a large hole in the top and no sewn seams around the brim or the bottom of the cap.

The lining and the unfinished upper are attached together and to the bottom of the shoe in the lasting and welting processes, which are all done in Wisconsin. The footbed (inside bottom) leather cutting and the welt taping for the sides and bottoms of the shoes are done 100% in Port Washington, as is the rest of the production process -- the shaping of the loose uppers in preparation for lasting, insertion of toeboxes and heel counters, lasting, attaching the footbed, welting, hot corking, sewing on the sole, nailing and gluing on the heel base, attaching the heel "toplift", trimming all the edges, wheeling, cutting, trimming and attaching the sock liner (when used), and all the stages of finishing. How the duplicated work on the uppers gets distributed between the two plants depends on order flows from week to week.

Edited by Septimus - 4/18/13 at 3:34am
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